verb (used with object), fore·cast or fore·cast·ed, fore·cast·ing.
verb (used without object), fore·cast or fore·cast·ed, fore·cast·ing.
- forecastle deck,
- forecastle head,
Origin of forecast
verb -casts, -casting, -cast or -casted
late 14c., "to scheme," from fore- "before" + casten "contrive." Meaning "predict events" first attested late 15c. Related: Forecasted; forecasting.
early 15c., probably from forecast (v.); earliest sense was "forethought, prudence;" meaning "conjectured estimate of a future course" is from 1670s. A Middle English word for weather forecasting was aeromancy.